Santa Maria, California Population 2021

107,353
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Santa Maria is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 107,353, it is the 64th largest city in California and the 288th largest city in the United States . Santa Maria is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 7.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,553 in 2010. Santa Maria reached it's highest population of 107,353 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Santa Maria has a population density of 4,707 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Maria is $76,951 with a poverty rate of 14.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,414 per month, and the median house value is $344,100. The median age in Santa Maria is 29.3 years, 29.2 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Santa Maria Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Maria was:

  • White: 82.07%
  • Other race: 7.56%
  • Asian: 5.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Santa Maria, California is 107,353 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 107,218.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 99,553.

Santa Maria, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021447,9377190.16%
2020447,2187190.16%
2019446,4997190.16%
2018445,7804820.11%
2017445,2989580.22%
2016444,3402,1110.48%
2015442,2293,1840.72%
2014439,0454,4441.01%
2013434,6014,9021.13%
2012429,6994,2460.99%
2011425,4531,2220.29%
2010424,2310.00%

Santa Maria Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White87,17582.07%
Some Other Race8,0327.56%
Asian5,6495.32%
Two or More Races3,1943.01%
Black or African American1,3451.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native8290.78%
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Santa Maria Population by Race

Santa Maria Population Pyramid $2021

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Santa Maria Median Age

29.3


Total

29.2


Male

29.5


Female

Santa Maria Adults

There are 72,749 adults, (10,441 of whom are seniors) in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Maria Sex Ratio

Female

53,687

50.54%

Male

52,537

49.46%

Santa Maria Population by Age

Santa Maria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Maria Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.2%39.8%
All49.7%50.3%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Male35.3%64.7%
Female28%72%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Maria Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,8683.7749.7
Married14,4804.360.2
Non Family5,6991.4548.9
Female5,1104.3928
Male2,5794.735.3

4.04

Average Family Size

3.77

Average Household Size

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Santa Maria Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,72129.50%
9th to 12th Grade6,16410.26%
High School Graduate12,35220.56%
Some College11,65219.40%
Associates Degree3,8696.44%
Bachelors Degree5,7669.60%
Graduate Degree2,5434.23%
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Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic40,33117,8522,541
White14,07213,3933,996
Other Race4,5892,482416
Asian4,0663,4731,307
2+ Races1,5241,331377
Black924795209
Native American477326

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.14%.

Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,966$31,980$25,992
Less Than 9th Grade$23,676$26,287$20,238
High School Graduate$31,707$35,710$24,658
Some College$37,519$44,404$31,760
Bachelors Degree$52,732$57,455$50,299
Graduate Degree$70,505$83,375$69,360

$29,966

Average Earnings

$31,980

Average Male

$25,992

Average Female

Santa Maria Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Maria Language by Age

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Santa Maria Language

34.43% of Santa Maria residents speak only English, while 65.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.36% of the population.

Santa Maria Language

Santa Maria Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic79,94412,47515.60%
White17,1351,86810.90%
Other7,7781,26816.30%
Multiple3,17160619.11%
Asian5,5845589.99%
Black1,2281179.53%
Native8189912.10%

14.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.40%

Male Poverty Rate

15.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Maria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Multiple, with 19.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Black, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Santa Maria Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.30%
High School9.70%
Some College8.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%

Santa Maria Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.58%
Female Unemployed13.84%
Female Employed7.56%
Male Employed6.49%

Santa Maria Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Maria Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,341$76,951
Families$62,503$75,992
Married Families$72,946$87,257
Non Families$37,484$56,759
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Income by Household Type

Santa Maria Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Maria Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Maria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Santa Maria Marital Status by Race

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Santa Maria Marital Status

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3,320

Number of Veterans

2,839

Male Veterans

481

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,061
Second Gulf War824
First Gulf War534
Korea379
World War II109

Santa Maria Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+789
35 to 54774
65 to 74747
55 to 64536
18 to 34474

Santa Maria Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6854.58%
Hispanic1,0212.00%
Black19316.77%
Other Race1622.86%
Asian1523.35%
2+ Races783.98%
Native American508.90%

Santa Maria Veterans by Race

Santa Maria Veterans by Education

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9.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Maria Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Maria Employment by Age

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Santa Maria Employment by Race

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Santa Maria Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.39%

Born in Santa Maria

65.11%

Native Born

34.89%

Foreign Born

26.17%

Non Citizen

8.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.11% of Santa Maria residents were born in the United States, with 55.39% having been born in California. 26.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Maria Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021107,353450.04%
2020107,308450.04%
2019107,263450.04%
2018107,2189200.87%
2017106,2984870.46%
2016105,8111,3491.29%
2015104,4621,4411.40%
2014103,0219640.94%
2013102,0579410.93%
2012101,1168230.82%
2011100,2936040.61%
201099,68922,2662.56%
200077,42316,1392.37%
199061,28421,5994.44%
198039,6856,9361.94%
197032,74912,7225.04%
196020,0279,5876.73%
195010,4401,9182.05%
19408,5221,4651.90%
19307,0573,1145.99%
19203,9431,6835.72%
19102,2600.00%

Santa Maria Population by Year